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Record Number: 13565


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"Can you find and send to me the last lines of Longfellow's Golden legend, beginning 'It is Lucifer, son of the air,' and so on. 'Since God put him there, he is God's minister for some good end.'"

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 13 Nov 1850 and 14 Jul 1868

Country:

Scotland/England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Anstruther

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

13 Nov 1850

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

student

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

Scotland

Country of Experience:

Scotland/England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

Letter to mother, Margaret Stevenson


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Title:

The Golden Legend

Genre:

Poetry

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

13565

Source:

Print

Author:

Robert Louis Stevenson

Editor:

Bradford Booth

Title:

The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson

Place of Publication:

New Haven and London

Date of Publication:

1994

Vol:

1

Page:

132

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Robert Louis Stevenson, Bradford Booth (ed.), The Letters of Robert Louis Stevenson (New Haven and London, 1994), 1, p. 132, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=13565, accessed: 17 April 2024


Additional Comments:

RLS misquoted the final lines of Longfellow's The Golden Legend.

   
   
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